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Police issue warning after arresting bikie  for hindering police officers

Unique Custom Paint and Panel tribute

Flowers and a shirt out the front of Unique Custom Paint and Panel, Pooraka, for slain owner Jason De Ieso. Source: adelaidenow


POLICE say they will not be intimidated by outlaw motorcycle gangs and have warned bikie members there will be consequences for acting outside the law.

The warning from Deputy Commissioner Grant Stevens came after five Hells Angels associates were arrested for pushing their way through a Parafield Gardens crime scene last week.

On Sunday night and Monday morning, Operation Alpha detectives arrested  three Parafield Gardens men aged 25, 21 and 19, a 22-year old from Thebarton and a 25-year-old from Walkley Heights.

The men were charged with hindering police after forcing their way past officers at a Parafield Gardens home  that was the target of a molotov cocktail  attack on November 20. They have been bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court at a later date.

"These arrests are a warning to those who believe they can wilfully disobey police direction,'' Mr Stevens said.


"There will be consequences. SA Police will not be intimidated or deterred from taking action against bikies or their associates.''

Molotov cocktail at Parafield Gardens

A fire broke out at this Parafield Gardens house after a molotov cocktail was thrown into it.

It was the second of four tit-for-tat incidents of bikie violence last week linked to the murder of a Finks associate at Pooraka on Wednesday. The long-running feud between the Hells Angels and Finks was sparked by a brawl at a kickboxing tournament on Saturday, November 17.

Police said this led to the firebombing attack, an attack on a northern suburbs tattoo parlour owned by the Finks, and the murder of Jason De Ieso at Unique Custom Paint & Panel at Pooraka.

A memorial, including flowers and a shirt, lay outside the front of Mr De Ieso's business.

Meanwhile, an Adelaide court has released an alleged bikie, who is wanted for arrest in Victoria, on bail because police did not offer to pay for his travel.

Michael Gerrie, 32 of Elizabeth, appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court yesterday. Victorian police sought his extradition after he allegedly failed to answer a summons issued by the Melbourne Magistrates Court.



November 21 Newsbyte

A molotov cocktail thrown at a Parafield Gardens house, Port Lincoln fires under control and an off duty police officer glassed at Payneham

However, Gerrie's lawyers said their client was willing to travel to Victoria - provided police paid his travel expenses.

The court released Gerrie on $1000 bail, saying it was unfair to place him in custody when he was happy to co-operate.

He will face court in Melbourne on December 4.


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